LETTER: 'Our future is in jeopardy' writes IPS grade 9 class

Dear Bowen Island community: 

Our future is in jeopardy. Our future is being destroyed. Our future doesn’t leave us with much hope. It’s time to take action against climate change. Recently, Canada declared a climate emergency. Now it is time to ACT on it. More than 125 countries are taking part in this strike and we need to join them. 

This coming Friday, September 27, members of the Island Pacific School community will be raising their voices outside Vancouver City Hall to help send a clear message: we need climate action now. We ask for your support and urge you to join us in this international fight for our future. 

Our carbon footprint has been getting larger and larger every year. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has reported that we only have 11 years to stop the warming of our climate before it can’t be turned around. If we fail to act now, we lose our future. 

The time is long overdue, we need to take action now. We need to reverse what we have done.                                                                           

We are taking the initiative to make our voices heard. We are going to make the government listen to what scientists have been trying to say for years. We need to make them listen. 

Join us on Friday, September 27 to strike for our future. #fridaysforfuture. Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue at 1 p.m.

Sincerely, 

The grade nine class of Island Pacific School 

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